Launch of the 2nd Cycle of Food Security Call - Qatar

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), in collaboration with the Qatari Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) announced the launch of the second cycle of the Food Security Call, which opened on July 16th 2020.

The research priority areas of this call are;

  • Local Supply Chain
  • Sustainable aquaculture
  • Technology to accelerate local production and improve the productivity of high-quality vegetables and/or animal feed
  • Technology to accelerate the development of highly productive and healthy animals, including combating epidemic diseases

The Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) must be affiliated with either an approved submitting institution inside Qatar or a collaborative institution outside Qatar. In case the LPI is affiliated to a collaborative institution outside Qatar, a Co-LPI from an approved submitting institution inside Qatar must be identified. Applicants may participate by submitting a proposal in accordance with the guidelines and timeline stated in the Call for Proposal (CFP) along with the updated research plan template and other related documents available online at the Food Security Call Download Center at Link.

Important dates:

16 July 2020: Opening of the online proposal submission
13 October 2020: Closing of the online proposal submission by LPI
20 October 2020: Closing of the online Research Office Vetting
February/March 2021: Successful proposals notification

Each award is up to US$ 200,000 per year and up to three years with a total budget of up to US$ 500,000. The online submission channel, Q-Grants opened on the 16th of July 2020. For registration and proposal submission, visit,